July 24, 2017

New Food Trends at Chelsea Market Baskets in NYC

Our food trek through New York City last week, led us to the Chelsea Market. A block long, a block wide and located in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, this indoor market feels like a neighbourhood market with a global … [Read more...]

Traditional retail may be under attack in Canada

Online shopping is gaining momentum in Canada according to Carman Allison, Director, Consumer Insights at Nielsen. Allison spoke to a room full of participants at the 2013 State of the Industry symposium hosted by NSF-GFTC in Toronto on November 7, … [Read more...]

FreshCo receives Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

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Sobey’s launched Fresh Co over 2 years ago. The objective was to offer customers a larger selection of quality products in a refreshingly different, modern and clean environment that is not typical of discount grocery stores. FreshCo also intended to … [Read more...]

Canadian Living—Best New Product Award Winners 2012

Every year Canadian Living publishes the people’s choice for new products. Below are listed the food and beverage award winners for 2012. To read more about these awards, follow this link. BEST IN FOOD & BEVERAGE CATEGORY Nestle--Mini … [Read more...]

Rexall unveils new flagship private label

Rexall recently unveiled its new flagship private brand, Be.better. The line of more than 100 products is available exclusively at more than 300 corporate Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus stores.   To read more about Rexall's new private … [Read more...]

New Front-of-Package icons—Are they really helpful?

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Ever find yourself with little time to compare food products at the supermarket? Ever wonder if you can rely on front-of-package icons to help you make informed decisions? The Great For You icon, developed by Walmart and launched in January 2012, … [Read more...]

Front-of-Package Rating Systems—A Review

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Over the past decade Front-of-Package (FOP) Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols have seen tremendous growth. These symbols and systems are part of ambitious efforts to encourage healthier consumer food choices. However the proliferation of such … [Read more...]

Coca Cola responds to national obesity

In January 2013, Coco-Cola began airing a two-minute TV commercial as part of their new ad campaign “Coming together” designed to help in the fight against obesity. The world’s leading beverage company also points out that it has taken many steps … [Read more...]